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A good Master Schedule can make the difference between happy customers and upset customers, good performance from our facility and profit or loss. A well prepared Master Schedule can create the circumstance for us to run our businesses correctly, in the most cost-effective fashion while achieving the levels of customer service required in today’s global economy. Come join us for a hands-on workshop to learn how to properly develop a Master Schedule, how to ensure the schedule can be accomplished and how to deal with changes to that Master Schedule.

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Major Topics:

  • What is the Master Scheduling process: 
  • The Master Schedule planning grid and calculations 
  • Approaches to scheduling, including: 
          Run out 
          Capacity constraint 
          Priority customer 
          Set up/change over optimization 
  • Differences in Master Schedules in “Make to Order” or "Make to Stock" environments 
  • Time fences and zones for Master Schedule stability 
  • Schedule related calculations: 
          Projected Available balance 
          Available to Promise 
  • Specialized “planning” bills of material 
  • Work Center Capacity calculations 
  • Rough Cut Capacity planning as a validation tool for the Master Schedule 
  • Master Scheduler responsibilities 
  • Measuring Master Schedule performance 
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Who should attend:

  • Professionals engaged in creating Master Production Schedule - MPS
  • Professionals in supply chain, logistics, production, planning, ERP consultants
  • Companies seeking to improve their knowledge in operations management

Benefits for your company from attending this course:

  • Better Customer Service
  • Better planning of future replenishments
  • Better use of your resources
  • Increased Profitability


Course format: Multimedia presentation on the topic, combined with a diverse set of practical examples from the lecturer's practice and different companies. Discussion on the topics and individual cases from participants, as well as practical exercises.

Length: one or two days.

How we offer the course: The course is offered both in a public format (everyone can attend) and as an inhouse course. The content can be customized to suit your company's needs.

Certificate: Symix APICS Premier Channel Partner issues a certificate for completion of the course.

Type: Non-certification course. Students do not take an exam for APICS certification.

Working language: English. Translation and translated materials can be delivered on demand.

Instructor: the training is led by an instructor, certified by APCIS.


ASCM (APICS) is the world's leading association for supply chain management, providing education and certification programs.

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